[sclug] My disk esplode

Dickon Hood sclug at splurge.fluff.org
Tue Apr 15 12:20:53 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 11:39:26 +0100, Tom Carbert-Allen wrote:
: Dickon Hood wrote:
: >: [...]
: >: > It's quite simple, people: one copy of the data is no copy at 
: >all.  You
: >: > have no backup, and you have no guarantee that the data you think 
: >you have
: >: > is available.

: Can you give that lecture to cheap laptop makers please. Back-In-The-Day 
: you could get a laptop whith bays were you could easily give something 
: up for a second disk. Now laptops are thankfully alot smaller and 
: lighter, but all such options have gone! I tend to remove the optical 
: drive and put a second spinning disk there, and leave a USB optical in 
: the laptop bag. This is ok for me but doesn't help me fend off all the 
: people who come to me with failed laptop drives crying.

I treat laptops -- and the Mac Mini, Apple TV, and other
similarly-afflicted devices -- as having caches, not storage.  I suggest
you do the same.

Dickon Hood

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